Vancouver, Okanagan Part 1

After 3 days in Vancouver, we set off for the 4 hour trek to the Okanagan.  The condo in Summerland is a 2bd 2bath lake view place right on the water.  Summerland is ideally located between Kelowna and Penticton and close enough to all the wineries that we want to visit year after year.  The drive from Vancouver is 4 hours on the nose, if you don’t stop for gas, snow storms, potty breaks or breath taking views.  I haven’t posted any Vancouver pics so I will include some below.  In Vancouver, Liz and I took 2 bike rides in the 3 day period and I got to meet with the head of field experience for student teachers at UBC.  Of course, it is always great to see and spend time with Jack, and he made killer enchiladas complete with chorizo filling and home made tortillas.  Here are shots from Chez Bohm and the surrounding area:

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Mom and Dad are doing very well.  Dad is out and about on nice long walks (and even some hikes!) and his wonderful sense of humor is fully intact!  Here is a shot of us at Painted Rock up on Skaha Bluffs overlooking Skaha Lake (one body of water down from Okanagan Lake).

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Just above the winery, we hiked around the bluffs a bit.  This is my fave shot so far; Mom and Dad and little ole me photo bombing the pic (head only) as they sat on a rock and enjoyed lunch.

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We stayed at the condo last year as well, but no pics exist til now.  Here is the front of the left half of the resort complex taken from out on the dock:

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Being in a condo means no indoor practicing.  I always find a place.  Here is my lake side tree and a few pics of me staying in shape:

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And finally, some beautiful photos of the lake from around the Summerland area:

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From top to bottom: looking down upon vineyard from above; the yacht club next to our complex; the beach adjacent to the complex; a shot looking north of Summerland up the lake; and our private dock which can handle several boats.

Kimberly arrived last night and spent today hiking with Grandma.  Bohm family friend and colleague Mike arrived from Protection Island (just off of Nanaimo) and he and Dad are wine tasting and shopping as I write.  Liz and I took off on the bikes and visited a winery on the way back.  It’s tough being me.

Give me a few days, and I will post more pics of this most beautiful region of Southeastern British Columbia.

 

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Author: euro916

I am a college professor in the music department of Utah State University. I will start my sabbatical on May 1, 2016 and plan to document the year's experiences in this blog. The sabbatical consists of musical endeavors in Europe/UK for 3 months, and half a semester as guest artist in a couple of California universities. Thanks for following!

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